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Sunday Post: Simplicity

This is my selection for today’s Sunday Post: Simplicity.

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To join the challenge:  Jake Sprinter’s–Sunday Post:  Simplicity


Spread your Wings


Unique

I think this duck is beautiful.  When I spotted this duck I was in awe.  This was the first time I have laid my eyes on a duck with this type of unique marking.  Simply beautiful.  I hope you enjoy.

I also wanted to thank all of my supporters.  I noticed that I have had close to 1500 likes!  Personally, I do not aim for likes but must admit, it sure feels good to know that my photograph’s affect so many of you.  Thank you all so very much!!  With gratitude 🙂


More White Peacock’s


Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

I hope you enjoy the photograph’s that I have selected for this Week’s Photo Challenge: Near and Far.  Both of these were taken at Hollis Garden in Lakeland, FL.  If you are a follower of my blog you will notice that a great deal of my work is inspired by this beautiful garden (in my opinion, a masterpiece) found in the middle of downtown Lakeland, FL.

To find out more or to participate in this week’s challenge, visit The Daily Post at WordPress.com.  Thank you again for stopping by.

Please check out some of the other photograph’s submitted below:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far – Joy and Woe
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near And Far « Flickr Comments
  3. El sonido del bronce español « La Mandraka
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Form Your Troika
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far | Chittle Chattle
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far | Just Snaps
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | A Little British Pea …
  9. Near and Far | Cardinal Guzman
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « britten
  11. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : NEAR AND FAR « beyond toxicity
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « e-Shibin
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Fenland Photos
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « thegirlinthesunglasses
  15. Photo Journal – Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far «
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: NEAR and FAR (With the Wind) « A drifter off to see the world
  17. Travel Challenge; Near and Far « So where’s the snow?
  18. Weekly photo challenge: Near and Far « Connie’s World
  19. WordPress photo Challenge: Near and Far « A year in the Life
  20. Near and Far | Figments of a DuTchess
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | nirvanatrails
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « wingrish
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « The Other Courtney
  24. Near and Far « bukaningrat ™
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge : Near and Far | a weirder fetish
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Wind Against Current
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far « mtlawleyshire
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Jacob Marchio
  29. Miles Away (Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far) | Noke Yuitza
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Olivia May Photography
  31. Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Detours by Deepali
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near And Far | Mondrak’s Blog
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | acieartikulasi
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near And Far « Queen’s Gems
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Cee’s Life Photography Blog
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Efrata Denny Saputra Yunus
  37. WPC: Near and far « Alice through the Macro Lens
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Try 2B cool ‘n smart…
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « MaanKind
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « s1ngal
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Disorderly Chickadee
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Lucid Gypsy
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « A Happy and Beautiful World
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Stories of My Wandering Feet (& Mind)
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Rois
  46. Finding Calm « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge – Near & Far « The Urge To Wander
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « Deliberate Donkey
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far in the Florida Everglades | Ron Mayhew Photography
  50. The Ramparts, St-Malo | Beyond the Brush
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Creativity Aroused
  52. weekly photo challenge:near and far « The potato blog
  53. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NEAR AND FAR « Francine In Retirement
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge : Near and Far « Les Petits Pas de Juls
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge theme “Near and Far” | Campanulla Della Anna
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far (Lesbos) « What’s (in) the picture?
  57. The mountains are near and far | Thirdeyemom
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Nature in the Burbs
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | StandingStill
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « The White Pumpkin Light
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far | Life of 24 Hours
  62. Near and Far « the thirdeyeworld
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far « The World According to Me…
  64. The Positive Page

Polydamas Swallowtail

I hope you enjoy these pictures.  This was a very challenging butterfly to capture.  They flutter their wings so fast it can be difficult to capture.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Liberty

The Land of Liberty
~ Author Unknown

I love my country’s pine-clad hills,

Her thousand bright and gushing rills,
Her sunshine and her storms;
Her rough and rugged rocks, that rear
Their hoary heads high in the air
In wild, fantastic forms.

I love her rivers, deep and wide,
Those mighty streams that seaward glide
To seek the ocean’s breast;
Her smiling fields, her pleasant vales,
Her shady dells, her flow’ry dales,
The haunts of peaceful rest.

I love her forests, dark and lone,
For there the wild bird’s merry tone
I hear from morn till night;
And there are lovelier flowers, I ween,
Than e’er in Eastern lands were seen,
In varied colors bright.

Her forests and her valleys fair,
Her flowers that scent the morning air–
All have their charms for me;
But more I love my country’s name,
Those words that echo deathless fame,
“The Land of Liberty.”


Sunday Post: Reflection

Downtown Lakeland, FL – South Florida Ave.

Please visit Jake Sprinter’s, Sunday Post to find out more and to view some beautiful photo’s from other bloggers.  I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

The theme for this Week’s Photo Challenge is:  Free Spirit.

Please visit the daily post to find out more about the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Click on the links below to see some amazing photo’s from other bloggers!  I hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit(s) « « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
  2. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : FREE SPIRIT « beyond toxicity
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit – Joy and Woe
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Lonely Travelog
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Flickr Comments
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Express with Photos
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Just Snaps
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  9. Free Spirit « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « miljoanne
  11. Travel Challenge; Free Spirit « So where’s the snow?
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Mondrak’s Blog
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirits in Amsterdam « What’s (in) the picture?
  15. Free Spirit « the thirdeyeworld
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « e-Shibin
  17. El espíritu libre de las mariposas « La Mandraka
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Wind Against Current
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Chittle Chattle
  20. The free spirit of me | thirdeyemom
  21. Lazy waters « Detours by Deepali
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « My 2012 Photo Challenge
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | acieartikulasi
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Efrata Denny Saputra Yunus
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « mtlawleyshire
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Cee’s Life Photography Blog
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Flying South for the Winter
  28. Weekly photo challenge free spirit « Skaperen
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Just Sara
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Disorderly Chickadee
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | Min lite av varje
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Even A Girl Like Me
  34. Muffins and BBs | Lovin the Trip
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « A Happy and Beautiful World
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Figments of a DuTchess
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Lola Jane’s World
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | melvinfancypants
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Serendipity
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « It’s Just Me
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « The White Pumpkin Light
  42. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « A year in the Life
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge : Free Spirit « Les Petits Pas de Juls
  44. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FREE SPIRIT « mywordwall
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Chronicles of Illusions
  46. Struggling with Project 365 « Designs by Monzie
  47. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Local Nomad
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Piglet in Portugal
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Last Train to QVille
  50. Weekly photo challenge: Free Spirit « Connie’s World
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Nizy’s Life Compendium
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | a hectic life
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Mike Hardisty Photography
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Healthcare Updates
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: free spirit « Movin’ on
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Wilderness Escapades
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Sin Polaris
  58. Free Spirit: Weekly Photo Challenge | Four Deer Oak
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | travels with toby
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Carra Design
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Gobetween Flames
  62. Dreaming (aka Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit) | One Not Alone.
  63. A Spirit Free to Soar | Beyond the Brush
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « Tacts Blog
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Pictures for Froghopper
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « wingrish
  67. Spirit – free or not free? « elspethc
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | perceptionsofareluctanthomemaker
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Grandmother Musings
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Bams’ Blog
  71. Jinan Daily Photo
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: FREE SPIRIT (The Smiles of Children) « A drifter off to see the world
  74. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FREE SPIRIT | Project 365 Challenge in 2012
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « A Little British Pea …
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Lucid Gypsy
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Ruth E Hendricks Photography
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit… | Mirth and Motivation
  79. Free Spirit | Summerfield84’s English blog
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit | a weirder fetish
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Fenland Photos
  82. Challenge de la semaine – Esprit libre « Paris en photographies
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Insanity at its best!
  84. To define is to limit…Free spirit, Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge |
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | blueberriejournal
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « MaanKind
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Beijing Daily Photo 2
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « matt_pic’s
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge:Free Spirit | Colline’s Blog
  90. WordPress – Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit « The Best Years Are…
  91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | The Blog Farm – A Growing Blog Community
  92. weekly photo challenge : free spirit « Time To Be Inspired
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « The Accidental Kansan
  94. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit… | The Blog Farm – A Growing Blog Community
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit of Jerusalem | Cardinal Guzman
  96. SITTING AND THINKING ABOUT FREE SPIRITS « 2012 – ON THE BENCH
  97. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Photography Journal Blog
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit | Mezzaphonically Speaking
  99. weekly photo challenge : free spirit | bodhisattvaintraining
  100. Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit « Monochrome

Melon

I took this picture that is located close to Hollis Garden and Lake Mirror outside a restaurant called, The Garden Bistro. They have several different varieties of roses that are gorgeous. This one is perfect for Summer! I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!